The Phillies finished the rest of their suspended game from Tuesday night yesterday at 5:30 pm against the Reds. Phillippe Aumont allowed the first three runners to reach base in the bottom of the ninth before Jay Bruce won the game with a single to right field. In the final game of the series, the Phillies sent John Lannan to the mound and he got absolutely shelled. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings of work. Raul Valdes relieved him and proceeded to allow five runs on six hits over 3.1 innings. The Reds countered with Mike Leake who allowed no runs on just three hits in seven innings pitched. Leake had three hits of his own, including his first career triple. The Reds would complete their first sweep of the Phillies since 1996 going on to win 11-2. The Phillies did not draw a walk at all over the three-game series. More here.
The Sixers wrapped up their dismal season last night as they faced off against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. They played a phenomenal first half outscoring the Pacers 25-16 in the first quarter and 34-21 in the second quarter. They would allow Indiana to cut the lead in the second half but go on to win 105-95. Dorell Wright lead all Sixers with 23 points. Arnett Moultrie had 14 points and 12 rebounds while Lavoy Allen also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Sixers finish the season 34-48. More here.
The Lakers lost superstar guard Kobe Bryant for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon last week. Last night they had the opportunity to solidify a playoff spot. With the Utah Jazz loss, by the time the Lakers touched the court, they knew they would be in the playoffs. Los Angeles had a chance to wrap up the seventh seed with a win over the Rockets. Led by Pau Gasol's triple-double (17 points, 20 rebounds, and 11 assists) the Lakers needed overtime to top the Houston Rockets 99-95 to lock up the seventh seed in the West. More here.